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Making Stone Soup: Building Healthy Small Businesses Without Breaking Your Staff or Your Budget - Webinar

  • ID: 3693291
  • Webinar
  • 90 Minutes
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc.
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Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Date: 05/05/2016

Learn cost effective methods used across the country to support and enable small business and employment growth.

Government officials and leaders are facing intense pressure to grow local jobs and local businesses, but conventional recruitment and incentive strategies take too much money and too much staff time for far too few results. Innovative government leaders are looking for ways to refocus their economic development efforts on small businesses and entrepreneurs, but they hit two problems: First, small business and entrepreneur success factors differ extensively from those of bigger businesses. Second, there are far too many small businesses and entrepreneurs to give everyone the hands-on staff attention that these departments are usually set up to give. This topic will help you get inside the mind of a small business owner and understand what they need to succeed in an entirely new way. We will then examine strategies being used by large and small communities across the U.S. to help small businesses succeed - by making a “stone soup” in partnership with them. We will look at strategies for catalyzing a robust ecosystem that supports and enables sustainable small business and employment growth - and at a fraction of the cost of the old methods.

Learning Objectives
  • You will be able to describe why small businesses and entrepreneurs are different, and how their needs differ from other kinds of businesses.
  • You will be able to recognize the kinds of resources that a connected system of small business peers can generate, and how you can help create that.
  • You will be able to identify how to target your small business resources and support effectively.
  • You will be able to discuss how to create and carry out more effective strategies for supporting the growth of a strong small business economy in your community.
Who Should Attend:

This live webinar is designed for city managers and administrators, municipal officials, community and economic development planners, board members, executive directors, CFOs, controllers, finance managers and attorneys.
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Why Doesn't This Work? The Mismatch Between Usual Economic Development Methods and Your Local Economy Today

Why Are They Like That? Exploring the Very Strange World of Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

What's Does Stone Soup Have to Do With It? We Have Resources; We're Just Not Using Them

What Do They Really Need?

How Can We Help Make That Happen? Connections, Collisions, Community, and Money (Not Much)
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Della G. Rucker, AICP, CEcD, Wise Economy Workshop, LLC
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